Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Homemade Chocolates - Stuffed

I just made moulded chocolates,I also made the stuffing at the centers...
The white balls lined up are Coconut center
The light brown is Coffee center
Small white balls are Sugar center
For Coconut center
Dessicated Coconut - 2 tbsp
Milk powder-2 tbsp
Icing Sugar-1 tbsp
a few drops of water
For Coffee Center
Milk powder-1 tbsp
Instant Coffee powder-1 tsp
Icing Sugar-1 tbsp
a few drops of water
For Sugar center
Icing Sugar-1 tbsp
Milk powder-2 tbsp
a few drops of water
Method
1.Make fine balls with ingredients
2.Melt chocolate and pour it to a mould and immerse the stuffing
3.Pour some more melted chocolate to hide the center
4.Decorate with dessicated coconut,sugar candy...etc.,
5.U can also stuff Roasted nuts,cherries,....etc.,

Rich Onion Raita

I learnt this recipe from a TV show,I am inspired by its great taste...Any party,Make this special rich raita,people cant find its ingredients ,but they finish it first in the plate.....
Ingredients
Onion Fine chopped- 1 cup
Walnuts-1/4 cup
Mint-10 leaves
Coconut-2 tbsp
Thick Curd-One and half cup
Salt to taste
Method
1.Grind Walnuts,mint and Coconut coarsely
2.Add Onions,Curd and Salt to it.
3.Can also Grind all the ingredients to fine paste
4.Serve Chilled
5.Please try and Pass Ur comments

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Apple Milkshake



When I was in college, I often visit a famous juice shop in chennai where they serve great taste of fruit milkshakes....This milkshake is most yummy and tired most times...Its a healthy drink,energy booster....I dont remember the name of it,so i named with ingredients..
U need
Apple-1
Dates-a few
Any Vanilla Icecream-1 scoop
Milk-1 cup
Method
1.Dont peel the skin of apple,as it contains most of minerals,remove the seeds and make slices
2.Peel out the seeds from dates
3.Whisk Apple ,dates,milk and a scoop of icecream
4.Drain the juice and Serve chilled

Idly


Idly is most important breakfast in south india....Men can't live without idlies in their food.My father eats idly everyday like every south indian do...If u marrying a guy from thanjavur or south side of india,karnataka and tamilnadu,then u must learn to make idlies for sure...My mother used to make idly dough(maavu) in attu kal as 5 kgs..Attukal is ancient flour grinding tool,we soak rice and urad dal for long hours,then grind in heavy stones sealed in floor..We have to roll 10 kilo weighing stone with hands for hours ..Now we have tilting grinder,which is more efficient and easy to use.We make thick dough(flow consistency) with right ratio of soaked rice and urad dal...I made so many experiments , always went wrong to get soft and fluffy idlies.... I tried many wrong recipes,wrong way of handling doughs,wrong way of cooking it... totally confused...I used to watch how they make idlies in hotels..

I been to bangalore recently..went to MTR(Mavalli Tiffin Room),Bangalore.I went at 7 am , many men and women clubbing and sipping coffee by standing and sitting in table.I couldnt have space to walk in....All of them enjoyed their friendships,the food and the love of place...Everyone stays for hours...And more happy to see the hotel allowed them to.....

This is called hospitallity,true respect to mankind.... Oh my gosh...I am moved to (by) MTR from idli....heeheee....They serve one big idly in a cup,1 tsp of ghee ,green chutney and sambar.I saw people omit green chutney ,pour sambar and ghee on idly.I tried the same way,it was awesome,mouth watering yummy breakfast i ever had...

Here is my way of making idli dough..

Using Rice and Urad dal...at ratio of 4:1

If u use,

1:1 too light and soft ,ferment soon and goes tangy soon

2:1 Good and Soft,Retains only for two days

3:1 and upto 5:1 Good and Soft for only one day

Wash Rice and Urad dal seperately....soak rice for 2 hours and urad dal for 30 minutes...Grind rice with 2 cups of water(can add more) to make flowing consistency dough...Add 1/2 water to urad dal and grind to thick(butter) holding consistency...Make urad and rice dough and add 3 tbsp of Rock Salt...Mix well and leave to ferment for 8 hours...If ur place is not sunny,u can try yeast or keep in oven for warmth....

After fermentation,the dough will be double in amount.Do not add water..Do not stir..Just take scoop of idly dough and steam it for 5 minutes(dont over steam it)....

Serve hot with any chutney.








Rose Milk

Rose Milk
Ingredients
Milk-1 cup
Rose(Paneer) petals-1 cup
Sugar-1/2 cup
Citric acid-1 tsp
Water-1/4 cup
Method
1.Boil rose petals ,water and sugar
2.Make thick syrup and add citric acid
3.This rose syrup can be stored
4.Add 2 tbsp of rose syrup to one cup of milk
4.Gaze some fresh cream on top and serve chilled.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Instant Pizza

Ingredients
Onion-1 chopped
Tomato-1 chopped
Coriander/celery-1/2 cup
Mozarella cheese-1 cup
Tomato Sauce-2 tbsp
Pizza base-1
Red Pepperico Sauce-1 tsp
Green chilli sauce-1 tsp
Thyme,oregano,Basil,paprika,lime rinds,pepper herbs-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Method
1.Mix all onion,tomato,celery,sauces,herbs in a bowl
2.Take a pizza base and spread the mix over it
3.Spread some more crushed herbs on it
4.Spread grated cheese on top of it
5.Bake it for 200*C for 10 mins



















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